self-gov·​er·​nance ˌself-ˈgə-vər-nən(t)s How to pronounce self-governance (audio)

Examples of self-governance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their ambitious goal is to hammer out a framework for concluding the Israel-Hamas war, stabilizing the Middle East and paving the way for some form of Palestinian self-governance in the Gaza Strip. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2024 An election run smoothly, delivering a complex result that will force the parties to share levers of power, is another victory for Taiwan’s democratic self-governance and a setback for Beijing. David Harsanyi, National Review, 25 Jan. 2024 The Chinese Communist government has consistently claimed Taiwan as its own territory, despite the island's self-governance and the absence of any historical rule. TIME, 13 Jan. 2024 Hybrid models, like on Reddit, mix centralized and self-governance. Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci, The Conversation, 24 Oct. 2023 The secretive Judicial Conference is tasked with self-governance. Brett Murphy, ProPublica, 13 Dec. 2023 Tyson Johnston, self-governance executive director for the Quinault Indian Nation in northwest Washington state, is responsible for coordinating the relocation of their villages in the face of dangerous sea level rise. Colleen Long,, 7 Dec. 2023 Historically, Tanden said, federal policies attacked Native people’s rights to self-governance and caused lasting economic damage. Colleen Long, Fortune, 6 Dec. 2023 The accord also included promises of Israeli withdrawals from Gaza and part of the West Bank, of elections for Palestinian self-governance and of a permanent resolution, based on the principle of land for peace in U.N. Resolution 242. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-governance was in 1848

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“Self-governance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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